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Second Korean-American up for brigadier’s rank in U.S. military

John M. Cho
John M. Cho
Col. John M. Cho of the U.S. Army has been nominated for the rank of brigadier general.

If his nomination is approved by the Senate, Cho will become the second Korean-American to join the ranks of generals in the U.S. Armed Forces. Before Cho, the U.S. Marine’s Daniel Yoo, who was made a brigadier general in February 2011, was the only Korean-American to gain ranks above colonel.

Cho is currently serving as the commander of the 30th Medical Command in the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army in Germany.

Cho was born in California and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1984. Cho then trained as a surgeon the in U.S. military medical school.

Since then he has worked in a number of army hospitals and served in Afghanistan and in Daegu as the head of the medical command at Daegu’s Camp Walker.

By Choi He-suk  (